Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

320 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 436 comments, and 32 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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Swallow Yourself (Poem)

And the mask did shimmer and flow like molten gold

but where did the tattered robe of the exalted Ki…

Published 1 year ago.

Visible Consequences to Invisible Burdens

I watched as a deep, dark, gulf widened between two people leaning against the same Honda Civic. Pap…

Published 1 year ago.

An Exchange of Gray

Behind the shimmering curtain of rain, made bright by passing headlights, a stately house appeared. …

Published 1 year ago.

Like Answering a Payphone

In the dark my hands made twisted shapes, more through intuition than direction. They danced like th…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Waking Paralysis

Hurrying to the bathroom, I felt like I was going to burst. I prayed that no one was in it and reach…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Symptoms of Separation

The cool of the window pane seeped into Roger's skin, bringing blessed cold. In a few minutes it wou…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: The Sound of Fear

Cicadas sang in the heat of the day. Mostly. But it was well past sundown and the night was far fr…

Published 1 year ago.

Lower Your Shields for My Next Trench Run

“Nice shirt.” Adela said. Her eyes glittered mischievously.

I was wearing my classic Star Wars shi…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Lost and Found

The last thing I remembered was driving . . . somewhere. Somewhere important. I think to meet somebo…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Thrill of the Fight

The two fighters were clumsy. They didn't know that before but they knew it now. Winning a fight was…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Empty

When the moment came to reveal his finished product, he felt trepidation. It was time to face the re…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: On the Black Sea of Misery

Arden Waithe never wanted to be on the boat. Or any boat. His experience had taught him that sailing…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Funneling

I stare into the depths of a cloudy marble. The outermost glass is clear but there is a swirling ste…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Suffering Builds Character

It's difficult to grow up. Shoot, it's difficult to even figure out what that means. I suspect that …

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Siren's Call

I'm in a fun house. I've always like how the good ones play with perception. It reminds me of the Ge…

Published 1 year ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 32

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Fantasist
Emmyful
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
PJ Returned
remembrancer
Ary
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
slapdashmonuments
GradualUprising
nuclearsubmarine
HS Wift
Anorak
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca
August Rode
iLeftMyEgoInMyOtherPants
PrincessLapis
Normellian
RustyTwo
ScrawlersSecret
Five Cacti in a Trench Coat

Followers 22

HSAR
ElshaHawk LoA
Jae
Escapist
Abby
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
nuclearsubmarine
Anorak
HS Wift
rhubarb_j
slapdashmonuments
GradualUprising
Fantasist
PJ Returned
remembrancer
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca
ethelthefrog